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NEW YORK CITY-Manhattan’s recovery, already stronger than most, could be pumped up further by the city’s ties to world commerce. “Even though we’re part of the USA, we’re part of the global economy and we’ll take off with the global economy,” Mark Jaccom, CEO of the tri-state region for Colliers International, said at a Colliers media briefing Wednesday.

Jaccom’s prediction was underscored by a presentation from the firm’s chief economist, Peter Kozel. He noted that the global economy is expected to grow faster than the domestic one: 3.5% to 4% in 2011, compared to a projected 1.5% to 2% increase in US GDP next year. Were the domestic economy to reach its “true potential” for growing 3.5 to 4% over the next 12 months, the comparable growth rate for the globe would be 5%.

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